A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight between two groups of drug traders’ in Bablatola area of Jashore early on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Shahidul Islam Tapan alias Tera Tapan.Naimur Rahman, assistant superintendent of Jashore Circle, said on receiving information that ‘a gunfight was taking place between two groups of drug traders’, a team of police carried out a raid in the area around 3:00 am.
Sensing presence of police, the drug traders managed to flee the scene.
Law enforcers, however, ‘found the body of Tapan with gunshot wounds’ lying on the spot.
Police also recovered 5 kgs of hemp from the spot.